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Find Your Frugal: Five money-saving tips for grocery shoppers


June 21, 2022

About this series Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps. In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Family Nutrition Program, Find Your Frugal, Grocery Shopping, Inflation, Saving Money, Sharon Austin
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Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida storm season


May 26, 2022

Hurricane season officially starts June 1, but it’s never too early to prepare. As a matter of fact, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center are already issuing daily reports about tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean amid a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, Water
Tags: Hurricane Season

Citizen science program: Grow your own tomatoes to help address food insecurity


February 28, 2022

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, victory gardens emerged as a popular way for people to grow their own food and explore a healthy hobby. Now a new program from UF/IFAS aims to understand what home growers need to be successful. ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua County, Broward County, Celina Gomez, Citizen Science, Environmental Horticulture, Featured, News, Orange County, Special Topics

UF/IFAS researchers creating an ‘Artificial Intelligence Connoisseur’


February 7, 2022

Can a computer “taste” a tomato or a blueberry? Well, not exactly, but it can tell scientists which volatiles in these fruits make them taste good, say University of Florida researchers. UF/IFAS breeder and geneticist Marcio Resende wants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Blueberries, Harry Klee, Horticultural Sciences, Marcio Resende, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste, Taste Panels, Tomatoes, UF Sensory Lab

UF/IFAS, UF College of Medicine combine to offer health screenings for farmworkers


January 18, 2022

WIMAUMA, Fla. --- With about 200,000 migrant farmworkers in Florida, UF/IFAS Extension and the UF College of Medicine will screen as many as possible for various health conditions and give them nutrition information to help improve access to ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, CAFE Latino, Farmworkers, Health Fair, John Diaz, Plant City, UF Health
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Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 22 tons statewide


January 13, 2022

Over 45,000 pounds of peanut butter have now been sent out to local food banks statewide following the 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge, an effort led by the Cooperative Extension offices of UF/IFAS and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in partnership ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, Escambia County, Libbie Johnson, Peanut Butter Challenge, Peanuts, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County

Viruses don’t just make you sick. They affect your gut bacteria, too, study finds


January 11, 2022

Norovirus is responsible for millions of cases of food poisoning each year. New evidence suggests the common bug alters the bacteria that live in our gut. These findings shed light on the connection between the gut microbiome and overall ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Gut Bacteria, Mariola Edelmann, Melissa Jones, Microbiology And Cell Science, News

UF survey: ‘Florida’ branding on orange juice helps it sell better


January 10, 2022

Consumers are more likely to buy orange juice if they think the fruit comes from Florida, new University of Florida research shows. In fact, top reasons consumers purchase orange juice include taste, health benefits and origin of the fruit. Grocery ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Citrus Greening Disease, Consumers, Florida, Food And Resource Economics, Grocery Shopping, Health Benefits, Orange Juice, Taste, Willingness To Pay, Yan Heng

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